Bulk SMS for recruitment

  06 August 2015

It is no news that unemployment is becoming the order the day among Nigerian youths today. Many of these are graduates from various tertiary institutions. Nigerian institutions continue to produce multitudes of graduate year in year out and the truth is that the system does not have sufficient jobs to adequately accommodate these persons, and thus the high percentage of unemployment.

Recruitment agencies have taken full advantage of this opportunity to promote their business. Also, firms, companies and organizations reaches out to available job seekers who fits the job description of their establishment and sometimes gets the services of recruitment agencies to help in that regard.

Businesses that are into recruiting of staffs will agree that an effective awareness of vacancies is very essential. In most recruitment agencies, the persons interested in particular positions in particular agencies are already defined. Therefore, once vacancies are available in any agencies, bulk SMS can be used to intimate the individuals about this. This is a very nice support to the other media awareness mediums that will be used by the business.

In most cases, the Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the applicant is forwarded to the designated email account by the business firm. Once the qualifications are assessed and the individual is deemed suitable for the position on paper, the firm can schedule interview with those concerned through bulk SMS. The SMS typically contains the invitation for interview and/or test, the venue, the date and the time.

Job applicants scheduled for appointments usually appreciate it when reminders for interviews and appointments are sent prior to the day. With the use of bulk SMS in sending such reminders quickly and effectively, the recruitment agency and the firm employing people can reduce the rate of failed appointments. It also goes a long way in preserving the brand and reputation of the recruitment agency.

In some unavoidable cases where an appointment has to be cancelled or postponed, what better way to get the information across cheaply and quickly than through bulk SMS? With the way mobile phones are interacted with, such messages are sure to be received and read and therefore saving the appointees from any avoidable inconvenience.

Urgent available job offers can also be communicated through bulk SMS. A call to action including a keyword to be sent to a short code can even be added to the text message, so that individuals interested in such positions can apply instantly. It’s cheap, fast and efficient.

Some recruitment firms add a follow-up provision to the recruitment SMS alerts. In such follow-ups, the job applicant has the opportunity to share his/her interview or aptitude test experience. This is also good for brand recognition for the recruitment agency.

Now the job applicant has done the interview and/or test and has performed brilliantly. The firm can send an employment offer through SMS to the chosen candidate(s). This can be in addition to giving the person a call or sending a mail to such ones. At least with SMS, you know they will get it instantly.

When utilized in the right way, bulk SMS has shown that it has the capability of taking businesses be they small scale or large scale to the next level, and the area of recruitment is not to be left out.

Once you have set up a recruitment agency or have a business and needs bulk SMS platform to organize the recruitment process, the next thing is to look for an efficient and affordable one. Here, at SmartSMSSolutions, we have a bulk SMS gateway specifically designed for you. Sign up here. Get instant free units upon registration.

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